Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast





Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th September

Agatha Christie's - A Murder Is Announced


Presented by Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd

Starring Louise Jameson (Eastenders & Doctor Who) as Miss Marple and Janet Dibley (The Two Of Us & Doctors) as Letitia Blacklock. The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple...


7.30pm each evening; Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm


Tuesday to saturday 3rd - 7th October

Our House - The Madness Musical.


The Olivier Award-winning, West End smash hit musical from the writer of Calendar Girls is back!


On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Joe Casey commits a petty crime in a bid to impress the girl of his dreams. When the police arrive he faces a life changing decision; does he stay and own up like an honest man, or make his escape and go on the run? Joe's world splits in two and in a "sliding doors" moment two very different paths unfold before him.

Starring Deena Payne (Emmerdale's "Viv Hope") and George Sampson (Britain's Got Talent), we invite you to put on your "Baggy Trousers" and join the "House of Fun" in this spectacular, hilarious and uplifting musical about love and family.


You'll be singing "It Must be Love" all the way home!


7.30pm each evening, Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm


Grand Theatre Arts Wings (10mins walk from our B&B) 


Wednesday 27th September

Comedy Club


Live comedy and stand-up


Saturday 30th September

Lunchtime Theatre - Tales Of A Welsh Rarebit



By Marianne Pettifor, Fluellen Theatre Company.









Elsewhere in Swansea




Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th September

Uplands Arts presents: The Sorcerer

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our bed and breakfast


Celebrating 75 years

Uplands Arts presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s

The Sorcerer

Alexis, the young Lord of the Manor, uses his betrothal to proclaim his view that love should pay no heed to class or circumstance. In order to involve the local population, he employs a sorcerer to administer a love potion to all the unmarried villagers without their knowledge. Unsurprisingly, it all goes terribly wrong... with glorious music, dramatic effects and plenty of laughs.

This is classic Gilbert & Sullivan performed by Swansea's own Uplands Arts, who have been bringing high quality performances to Taliesin for the past 30 years.

Tickets £14

Available from Bernadette Powell on 01792 42 12 61 or Society members, or at Taliesin box office on 01792 60 20 60.


Thursday 28th September

National Poetry Day

Dylan Thomas Centre - 25mins walk from our bed and breakfast


To celebrate we’ll be running workshops and activities which will be available to book for interested schools and community groups.

Please email our Learning Officer nicola.kelly@swansea.gov.uk  or ring the Centre on 01792 463980 for more information.

Throughout the day, we’ll be tweeting some of our favourite lines from Dylan Thomas’ poems so keep an eye on @DTCSwansea and tweet us your favourites.


10am - 4pm



Friday 29th September - Sunday 1st October

The Swansea Fringe

Various venues on High Street - 25mins walk from our guesthouse


Like a phoenix rising, Swansea Fringe Festival returns this year. Kicking off the first weekend of the Swansea International Festival, the Fringe sees some of Wales' best alternative talent - in comedy and music, poetry and play - live at venues across High Street, Castle Street and beyond.

What started as two days of events across High St. has now become three full days and nights of alternative goodness. 29th September - 1st October, get those dates in your diary NOW!

You don't want to miss the fun.

The Swansea Fringe Festival is part of both the Swansea International Festival and the Swansea Big Weekend.


Friday - Saturday 29th/30th September

Swansea BIG Weekend

Various venues across the city - All within 25mins walk of our Bed and breakfast


There’s a range of things to do on a night out in Swansea City Centre for all the family, and the annual Swansea Big Weekend is designed to introduce you to them all!

There’ll be theatre performances, street markets, film screenings, music and events, restaurant offers, dance, games, comedy, sporting activities and much more! And with Swansea being the only place in Wales that can fly the Purple Flag, you’re guaranteed to a enjoy a safe and entertaining night out wherever you visit.

The Swansea Fringe Festival

The Swansea Fringe Festival returns for 2017!

Like a phoenix rising, Swansea Fringe Festival returns this year. Kicking off the first weekend of the Swansea International Festival, the Fringe sees some of Wales’ best alternative talent – in comedy and music, poetry and play – live at venues across High Street, Castle Street and beyond.

Gone for far too long, it’s back, bigger and better than ever – with a huge number of cutting edge events at venues on High Street and Castle Street.

Swansea Fringe – 29th and 30th September 2017 – get those dates in your diary NOW! You don’t want to miss the fun

Into the Pit The Pit  Friday 29th September-30th September  Early till late  Ticketed

“Two days of the heaviest, moshiest, catchiest, rock, pop and alternative music that you can find in these here parts.”

The Giant Seagull Comedy Hour The Grand Hotel Small Bar Saturday 30th September 7.30-8.30pm  Ticketed

“An hour of quirky, energetic and downright surreal comedy with comedians John Collins, Conor Clarke McGrath and Eleri Morgan.”

Songwriter’s at the Fringe #1 Copper Bar  Friday 29th September  6.30pm Start  Ticketed

“In the first of the Songwriter’s at the Fringe event, join Emi McDade, Aled Rheon and Eleri Angharad as they take you on an intimate trip through their craft and their songs.”

Weird and Wired TechHub Cafe  Friday 29th September  5.00pm Start  Ticketed

“Step into the weird and marvelous world of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra as they spearhead an evening of experimental and boundary pushing music in TechHub Cafe

A World of Welsh Whisky TechHub Cafe  Saturday 30th September  5.00-6.00pm (1st Sitting)/6.30-7.30pm (2nd Sitting)  Premium Event

“Join Swansea’s Whisky Wizard himself, Adam Sillman, as he walks you through the landscape of the most beautiful and unusual of Welsh whiskies. Please note, contact joe@swanseafestival.org after purchasing a Premium ticket to reserve a seat for this event.”

U & I Radio Presents The Grand Hotel Main Bar  Saturday 30th September  All day  Free Entry

“An entire afternoon and evening of carefully selected acoustic artists and small ensembles organised by the keen ear of Big Scott and U & I Radio.”


Friday/Saturday, 29th & 30th September

Oktoberfest Swansea

Patti Pavilion - 10mins walk from our guesthouse


Oktoberfest Swansea is coming and it’s going to be one epic weekend!

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September we will be bringing our celebration of Bavarian culture to the Patti Pavilion with beers, food, music and everything else that will have you dancing in your lederhosen on top of a wooden table!

We encourage everyone to book a table for that real Oktoberfest experience!

A beer festival like no other

Original Bavarian Oompah band

2 pint stein glasses

Table service

Authentic German beer imported especially

Delicious German street food

Everyone dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndl

Large tables for you and your friends

German songs to sing and dance along to


2016 sold out on both nights, we urge you to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!


Friday 29th September

Dandiya Dancing

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B


The Dussehra Hindu festival signifies the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated with great festivity and a circle stick dance during nine evenings leading to Dussehra on the tenth day. Come and join the festivities with Indian Kathak Dance professional, Sarita Sood.


Cost £3 Adults / £1 Children




Saturday 30th September to Saturday 11th November

Bunker 2

Mission Gallery, Swansea Maritime Quarter - 20mins walk from our guesthouse


Mission Gallery is delighted to present the work of Brooklyn based artist Doug Ashford in his first solo exhibition in Wales, delivered in partnership with Swansea International Festival.

This new video animation Bunker 2, intersperses news clippings dated from 1982 to 2016 with bands of changing colour. The barrage of images and the black metal that accompanies them, presents an overwhelming concurrence of fact and feeling. As images blend into one another, and the aesthetic connection to colour allows intuition to take over, the work suggest the possibility that our emotions can resist the culture of publicity and reshape notions of progress.

Bunker 2 was first shown in May 2017 at MASS MoCA’s In the Abstract exhibition, which brought together a diverse, multi generational group of artists whose works represented a potent and muscular approach to contemporary abstraction. Doug Ashford is an artist, teacher and writer based in New York. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union where he has taught sculpture, design, and interdisciplinary studies since 1989. He is represented by Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam.

Extract from In the Abstract catalogue essay courtesy of Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA.


Monday 2nd October

The Strings of Song

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B


A celebration of the poetry of Vernon Watkins in reflection and response.

‘The most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English’ DYLAN THOMAS

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning

Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. Chaired by Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at

Swansea University, M. Wynn Thomas, poets Rhian Edwards, Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry,Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards read and discuss the poetry

of ‘Swansea’s other poet’before sharing their own new work.

In support of this event the exhibition; Vernon Watkins 1906-1967: Poet of Gower, in partnership with Jeff Towns, Honorary Fellow of Swansea University,

and Dylan's Mobile Bookstore, includes a group of early manuscript poems, original letters, rare editions of his books, ephemera and photographs of Vernon

and his family.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 30th September to Tuesday 3rd October, Singleton campus main library.

Presented in association with Dylan's Mobile Bookstore and Research Institute for Arts & Humanities.

Presented in association with Literature Wales, Research Institute for Arts & Humanities, CREW


FREE but booking required


Wednesday to Sunday, 4th to 15th October

2017 Swansea International Festival

Various venues across the city all within walking distance of our B&B


The 2017 Swansea International Festival is bursting with a wealth of talent to flavour your entertainment - so many well loved and new experiences in fact, that the festival is overflowing into the reinstated Swansea Fringe!


Wednesday 4th October

My Own Country – songs from Wales and the wider world

Great Hall, bay campus, Swansea University - 10mins drive or a bus/taxi ride from our Bed and breakfast


This year’s Festival opening concert is a world tour in song, courtesy of Swansea’s globe-trotting soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and her pianist Jeffrey Howard.

Among enchanting songs by Debussy, Schubert and others will be the world premiere of a new song cycle about Swansea by Jeffrey Howard, composed for this year’s Swansea International Festival.

Programme to include:

Debussy: Ariettes Oubliées

Schubert: Lieder (selection tbc)

Rodrigo: Cuatro madrigals amatorios

Barber: Hermit Songs

Britten: British folk songs (selection tbc)

Warlock: My Own Country

Howard: new commission – world premiere


Great Hall Ticket Package: Book a ticket for My Own Country, Tim Horton, Llr Williams and Orpheus Sinfonia for £55



































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